TV star for a day

…find myself in a recording studio. A couple months ago my sister told me about an opportunity to read for Pearson that required “real life” teachers. I applied on a whim, and even spent an afternoon working on my audition video. Let me tell you, an audition video at home does not translate to this.

I was surprised at how nervous I was! There were 12 scripts that I did not need to memorize, thought I did read through them a few times. While reading through them I was pretty comfortable, reading the teleprompter proved a little difficult. First off, instead of paragraphs there are 3-4 words per line. For example, this paragraph? Looked like this:

 I was surprised at how
nervous I was! There were
12 scripts that I did not
need to memorize, thought
I did read through them a
few times. While reading…

You get the idea, right? Plus, I didn’t have my glasses on…nor did I mention that I can’t quite see that far. HA! These guys probably thought I couldn’t read! I remember reading the word “lead” as “load” multiple times.
The video clips that were filmed will be supplemental to a history text. So if any students go on the Pearson website for lessons, etc, they’ll see me, stammering squinting talking about the 1800s.

More info on my pretty little phone case here.
I was to arrive in full hair and make up. The camera man had some “touch up” powder for when that dang T-zone started acting up. I got to the studio early and snooped a bit. One of the employees saw me wandering around with my camera and gave me a tour. Pretty cool learning experience! He even played me a clip from a radio commercial he was working on.
There were moments that were really funny. Like my last script about “Natty Bumppo,” or how I was too short even after I switched into my “heels” so they grabbed a couple taller boxes for me to stand on. Ha! A couple times I’d get really frustrated with all the mistakes I was making and the director had to tell me to be more enthusiastic. And getting my hands situated took a couple scripts. I was too nervous to move them around, so I needed to clasp them in front and try my hardest not to fidget. The 3 guys working with me were so nice and encouraging, though I am pretty sure they were just trying to keep my spirits up. ๐Ÿ™‚
Pearson hired Moffet Productions in Houston to handle everything, so I never met anyone from the company, but it was a lot of fun and a great experience. Maybe one day I’ll get to do it again. Though for the rest of the evening I saw bright lights whenever I’d close my eyes! ha!
Like my boots? Me, too! ๐Ÿ˜›



  1. What a cool experience!!! I always wonder who they get/how they get people to do that stuff!! Im glad they want real teachers!!

  2. This sounds like so much fun! Though I'd be so nervous too–I can barely record myself for my course intros. hahaha

  3. How fun! You're a star! ๐Ÿ˜€
    And how nice that everything was low-pressure and approachable. I'd have the same problem with my hands, though!

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